Pahlavani Dental
Edna Pahlavani, DDS:
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Pahlavani Dental
Edna Pahlavani, DDS
Washington, DC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Edna Pahlavani, DDS





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Zoe S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Pahlavani for a year now and have only ever had an amazing experience. All of the women in the office are lovely and welcoming, and Dr. Pahlavani does an excellent job. I actually look forward to going to the dentist! During my recent visit, I was informed that the regular dental assistant was out sick, and in her place was a replacement who was just hired for the day. Without going into all of the details, I had a pretty miserable experience with him (even though Dr. Pahlavani herself had done a great job) and left feeling as though my teeth hadn’t been cleaned. The replacement dental assistant was lethargic and very quickly polished my teeth, by no means doing a thorough job. As I left the appointment, feeling disappointed, I asked if I could fill out a feedback form. I did so, and nearly the second I got home I received a call from Dr. Pahlavani herself saying that she was aware that the replacement dental assistant was not performing well, to the point that she was concerned. She informed me that she asked him to leave shortly after I left the office. She also offered to schedule a time the following day that worked for me and she would personally clean my teeth again. She was incredibly understanding and flexible, and when I went in the following day, she did a wonderful job. My teeth felt great and I left feeling much better! Overall, I could not ask for a friendlier dentist, or someone with more expertise. I have recommended Dr. Pahlavani to multiple friends, and always have a pleasant time at her office.

Zewiditu R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I had the pleasure of visiting this incredible dental practice yesterday for a teeth cleaning. The staff there was so kind and hospitable, everyone from the front desk receptionist to the dental assistance’s and of course, Dr. Pahlavani, herself. The environment is community- based and is aesthetically pleasing, this matters, when receiving a daunting service like you know…taking care of your personal hygiene (lol). Overall, I’d give this place 5 stars and I hope the business continues to grow, needless to say, I’m very happy with Pahlavani Dental!

Vanessa D. (Source: Zocdoc)


Came here as a referral from lots of researching on Zocdoc. Dr. Pahlavani had a lot of great reviews and she did NOT disappoint. I hadn’t seen a dentist in way too long and to say that this was one of my best dental experiences would be an understatement. Dr. Pahlavani was extremely thorough, attentive and kind. For my first visit, I came for a cleaning and she ended up being able to fit in me for extra work. That is not something you get often from a healthcare provider, often time being asked to come back. But Dr. Pahlavani made the time for me. When I returned for more work with a bit of an issue after the first session, she was able to address and fix it appropriately. She has EXCEPTIONAL bedside manners, super kind and easy to talk to and her work on my teeth was phenomenal. I am so excited I have found a dentist nearby that I trust and enjoy. Her staff is just as friendly and wonderful as she is. You can definitely tell they enjoy their daily work! Can’t wait to return…in 6 months (this time)

Badriya D. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Another great visit to Pahlavani Dental today.  I’m not sure how they do it, but they actually make seeing the dentist enjoyable. The staff is welcoming and warm. Dr. P, as everyone lovingly calls her, is knowledgeable, gentle and most important honest.   I had been going to another dentist, that shall remain nameless, and he always seemed to be coming up with these very long and expensive treatment plans for me.   I initially came to Pahlavani Dental for a second opinion and was shocked by the amount of money I have been able to save by switching to this practice.  I no longer worry that I’m being ripped off and can rest assured that I’m getting the treatments that I actually need.  If you’re looking for a new dentist or need a second opinion go to Pahlavani Dental, you won’t be disappointed.

Shaila Huq (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here for over two years now and Dr. Pahlavani is by far my favorite dental practice! The staff is always so nice and welcoming, Dr.’s Pahlavani and Lee are both clearly skilled and efficient, and willing to talk through procedures with me when I want to know more. I really wanted to share a review rn bc of their practices during the COVID era. I had the misfortune of needing a root canal during quarantine, and was beyond impressed by the precautions taken from the moment you enter the property to ensure that your experience is as worry-free and clean as possible. From personal hear on all staff, to a temperature check and pre-check in survey, it’s clear that they’ve taken the virus seriously and are doing all they can to protect staff and patients! Highly recommend ☺️

Joanna S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Pahlavani. She is fun, professional and provides a comfortable environment. As I’ve hit my late 20s, I have had a few more cavities than I’d like. Dr. Pahlavani helped me understand what was going on and created a treatment plan that works around my schedule. She’s a magician with the needle which I never felt because she does a little at a time.I had questions about my health insurance and staff took time to look into it before I left so we could discuss at my appointment. I recommend being open with Dr. Pahlavani about any concerns/questions you have about your dental health, fears, or her practice because she definitely will put you at ease and take the time to provide you the best customer service around. I recently moved to Virginia and no longer live down the street from the practice, but I’m still a patient because I’ve had such a good experience.

Emily M. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been incredibly happy with Dr. Pahlavani over the course of multiple dental procedures this year. She’s fast, professional, and makes going to the dentist a comfortable and easy experience, which is something that most dentists can’t say. Scheduling an appointment is also easy, which is great when you have a lot going on. I’d recommend her to absolutely anyone looking for a great dentist in the city!

Viet Tran (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Pahlavani’s practice for two+ years, and I would recommend it to anyone without reservation! Dr. Pahlavani is cheerful, informative, and very good at what she does. I’ve enjoyed every single visit I’ve had with her. If you want a dentist that truly cares about your health and will make sure that you get the best care possible at every step towards an amazing smile, then she’s your choice.

Joanna Sandager (Source: Google)


I recently moved out of the area and can no longer be a patient and I am very upset I have to leave this practice! Dr. Pahlavani has a great attitude and is good for anyone that suffers from anxiety (dental or general). I was very clear about my needs and she always helped accommodate me. A little stressed I have to start the new dentist game all over again…If you are looking for a new dentist a recommend giving Dr. Pahlavani a try.

Hoda P. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommended! Office staff and dentist are very welcoming and friendly. This is hands down the best dental experience I’ve ever had. The cleaning was very thorough, and the dentist has an amazing attention to detail. She straightened the ridges on my teeth from grinding, for free. It is very apparent that she loves what she does and customer service is a skill this office does not take lightly. I’ve been here 3 times and have never had an appointment start late. I am so impressed! My insurance carrier is also out of network and the front office manager took care of all the calls and paperwork. Great experience!!

Paris B. from Centreville, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pahlavani is simply the very best dentist I have ever met. She is personable, attentive, passionate about oral hygiene, and takes time to educate her patients about proper dental care. I felt so at ease with her I decided to start taking my two kids to her as well. She’s done a phenomenal job with them! I feel confident that my family is getting the best dental care possible. Additionally, we all know how office staff are a huge factor in the experience you will have with doctors – well her Office Manager, Jeaniene, is so easy to work with! She is friendly and knowledgable about insurance plans. Appointments are always made with ease and they do a good job about respecting your time. Highly recommended!!

Scott (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr Pahlavani for several years and cannot recommend her enough!! Her staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, from the front desk to the dental assistants. She’s honest, upbeat, and does all of the work herself, with a focus not only on clean, healthy teeth but making you look as good as possible. If you’re looking for a new dentist, go see her and you’ll know exactly what I’m taking about!!

Shaila Huq (Source: Google)


From setting up my appointment to the procedures throughout, I felt like I could trust the entire staff with my dental health. Everyone is kind, patient, and transparent about what it going on as well as what my dental options are. As someone who lacked solid health insurance and let my dental health slip for a while, it was really refreshing to see a dentist who neither made me feel awful or coddled me. I’m excited to continue to use this dentist and would absolutely recommend to anyone. Thanks!

Alycia W. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


It’s been a while since I’ve been to a good dentist. I looked on another site to find a good Dentist in my area and Dr. Pahlavi was the first name to pop up. After reading the raved reviews I knew I had to make an appointment. The office is the progressive Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Pahlavani gave me a dental exam and cleaning. The cleaning was thorough and detailed. I’m feeling refreshed as I walked out.

Aaditya S. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


Came to Dr Pahlavani after breaking my tooth a few weeks ago. Haven’t been to a dentist in years so got a full check up. Staff was very attentive and helpful. The Office Manager also explained how my insurance coverage would work, which was very helpful. The Dr was very thorough and explained everything that was happening. When I had some discomfort she acknowledged it and apologized unlike other dentists.

Sarah L. (Source: Zocdoc)


I had a lovely experience with Dr. Pahlavani and her staff. I have always had a fear of dental work, but she explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable. Veronica was helpful with working with my insurance company, and Tajuana was a great assistant. She helped explain my X-rays and treatment plan in a way that was easy to understand. I wasn’t overwhelmed or nervous. While I did have to wait a little longer than anticipated due to another patient’s emergency, the staff was friendly and accommodating. I also appreciated their use of technology in processing paper work and scheduling future appointments. I would recommend Dr. Pahlavani to anyone looking for a dentist with a good bedside manner and friendly office staff.

Mr L. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Amazing dentist. Great staff. Great location. Excellent service. Dr. Pahlavani and her staff are sensational. Not only did they exude professionalism but they also managed to show this Southerner some Southern hospitality. Services were prompt. Care was detailed, comprehensive and pain-free. A must visit if you’re in the market for dental services.

Austin Carson (Source: Google)


Dr. Pahlavani and her staff are excellent – higher quality dental work than I’ve ever had before, and a joy to be around. I could not more strongly recommend them. I went from someone who hated going to the dentist to being happy when I walk in the door. If your dentist doesn’t make you feel that way, it might be time for a change.

Brittney Dimond (Source: Google)


Dr. Pahlavani (and her entire staff) are phenomenal! Her office is welcoming and clean, they’ve done a fantastic job navigating COVID, and Dr. P is a total rock star. She takes her time, she’s communicative and she is willing to work with her patience to find solutions and provide them with the absolute best care. I hate the dentist as much as the next person, but Dr. P makes it as enjoyable as possible!

Mark B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pahlavani, Veronica and their team are sure to give you the most comfortable and informative experience you can ask for. They go out of their way to get to know their patients and they also do a great job of translating their findings so patients understand their care. I have been without a dentist for almost a year, and I am so glad to have joined their patient team. I highly recommend Dr. Pahlavani!

Farrah K. from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pahlavani is not only a caring provider, she’s also a fantastic listener and clear communicator. You never leave her office feeling confused or concerned about your dental health, and treatment options. She truly cares about her patients and I would recommend her to anyone. She’s the best dentist I’ve ever seen and I genuinely mean that! I’ve traveled a great deal around the world for work and in the MD, VA, and DC area to find an extraordinary dentist. I feel grateful and as though I hit the jackpot when finding Dr. P! This is a wonderful practice, from the front desk to the dentist themselves. It’s always a light hearted, welcoming and pleasant experience!

Heather Morse (Source: Facebook)


My husband and I love Pahlavani Dental! The staff is amazing. I am usually a very nervous patient but Dr. Pahlavani took the time to go over everything with me and made me feel very comfortable. I definitely recommend coming here! �����

Jeehye Pak (Source: Google)


So happy to find a wonderful new dentist nearby! Dr. Pahlavani and her team took great care of me and my husband as new patients. At the first visit, she did a thorough check of my teeth and put together a treatment plan. She made me aware of every step and understand the decision of the process. Happy to say that after a month of visiting her, I am cavity-free with a few new crowns! A huge plus is that Dr. Pahlavani is like your best friend in your neighborhood — super friendly, sweet and down to earth! I recommend her dental practice to all my friends and neighbors.

Vikram Sabarwal (Source: Google)


Dr. Pahlavani is professional, courteous, as well as timely. I appreciated her insight and was pleasantly surprised that she took the time to explain every step of her evaluation and treatment. Although there were back to back patients she was extremely compassionate in addressing my concerns. I was able to schedule an appointment pretty easily. The location is very accessible (I liked that it was so close to a metro stop). I look forward to continuing my dental care here.

Brittany A. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never really write Yelp reviews, but Dr. Pahlavani and her staff definitely deserved one! I’ve been looking for a dentist in DC since I moved from CA, and I’m glad I decided to go here! Everyone, including the receptionist at the front and dental aides, were very friendly, welcoming, and made you feel comfortable. Dr. Pahlavani’s takes her time in explaining/carrying out procedures and running down what steps to take for my dental health. She was very informative and even went through each scan of my X-rays to explain what was causing my headaches aka wisdom teeth! Thank youuu 🙂

Jonathan L. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


It was a pleasure to go to Dr Pahlavani for a cleaning. She and her staff were extremely friendly and professional. The facility was modern–they showed me my x-rays on an overhead monitor in real time while being taken. Very cool! My teeth are very stained from coffee, but she was able to use a special sonic-type tool and polish almost all of the stain away! I would recommend Dr Pahlavani to anyone!

D C. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pahlavani has been great! After an emergency visit where she was able to fit me in same day I was so happy with her bedside manner and the people who work in her office I decided to make her my regular dentist. I have since had a checkup and cleaning as well as a crown and other work. She has been very gentile, talked me thru what she was doing and managed to make repair work painless. Her office has been easy to work with, straightforward and feels honest and trustworthy. I have and will continue to would recommend Dr. Pahlavani.

Michael S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


After having lived in DC for 10 years, I have finally found a dentist that matches up to my childhood dentist I had for 20 years. Dr. Pahlavani is very personable, attentive, and knowledgable. She provides patients with more of a comprehensive approach to dental care that is focused on maintaining life long oral health. This is refreshing in a medical field that is too often focused on needless drilling and purely cosmetic benefits. Her staff is extremely friendly and helpful (particularly when it comes to sorting through your insurance plan). Additionally, the office location is easy to get to and provides a very relaxed environment. I’ve been recommending her to all of my friends, and I’ve even decided to post one of my only Yelp reviews because I had such a positive experience.

Ryan Davila (Source: Google)


The energy and all around atmosphere at Pahlavani Dental is incomparable to any other dentist office I have ever been to. Dr. Pahlavani is very thorough and lets you know each step of the way what is coming before doing so, and always makes sure that you are comfortable. The team is always so warm and welcoming and they too make your comfort their top priority! (they even turned on my favorite TV show while I was there for my cleaning) My teeth have never looked or felt better. If you are in the need for general dentistry or cosmetic Dr. Pahlavani is the one to see! I love going to the dentist now! Highly Highly recommend!

Badriya Dowe (Source: Google)


I can’t say that I ever look forward to going to the dentist. I don’t have a fear of the dentist, but it’s just uncomfortable. Once again though, Dr. Pahlavani managed to make an uncomfortable situation comfortable and even enjoyable somehow. She has such a gentle touch and a great sense of humor as well. I had a rough day at work so I was already in a bad mood when I arrived but five minutes after getting to her office I couldn’t even remember my bad day at work. I was too busy laughing with the staff. They really are a great group of people. Looking forward to my next visit!

Anna H. from Northeast Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Had been looking for a good dentist in the area for ages and finally came to Pahlavani after a recommendation and lots of research. I’ve had a ton dental challenges in the past (bad docs, bad recs, issues with pain management, etc.) so was nervous – but Dr. Pahlavani and her staff were incredible! There was absolutely zero judgement for the dental issues I came in with and they were very much positive and solution oriented. They even were able to squeeze me in to a packed schedule (thanks COVID) as a new patient. And speaking of COVID – they were fully organized in best practices to be safe and clean, full PPE, etc. Was so impressed and grateful for this experience!

Vanessa D. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Came here as a referral from lots of researching on Zocdoc. Dr. Pahlavani had a lot of great reviews and she did NOT disappoint. I hadn’t seen a dentist in way too long and to say that this was one of my best dental experiences would be an understatement. Dr. Pahlavani was extremely thorough, attentive and kind. For my first visit, I came for a cleaning and she ended up being able to fit in me for extra work. That is not something you get often from a healthcare provider, often time being asked to come back. But Dr. Pahlavani made the time for me. When I returned for more work with a bit of an issue after the first session, she was able to address and fix it appropriately. She has EXCEPTIONAL bedside manners, super kind and easy to talk to and her work on my teeth was phenomenal. I am so excited I have found a dentist nearby that I trust and enjoy. Her staff is just as friendly and wonderful as she is. You can definitely tell they enjoy their daily work! Can’t wait to return…in 6 months (this time)

John D. (Source: Zocdoc)


Everyone was extremely professional and nice from the moment I checked in. Really appreciate Dr Pahlavani’s explanations about my teeth, and willingness to take the time to thoughtfully answer all my questions. Also she was very clear on what my insurance would and would not cover. I highly recommend.

Morten Tastum (Source: Google)


Had a great experience with Pahlavani Dental – came in with a broken tooth and they immediately were able to give me a temporary crown and schedule me for a permanent one. During the whole process they were very transparent with the procedure and costs. They were professional and very nice, and I felt comfortable throughout it all.

Shea H. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pahlavani and her staff are simply amazing. Long story short (I’m not one for writing multi-paragraph reviews on Yelp… Or any review at all) I somehow in the everyday hustle and bustle, rushed from work to Dr. Pahlavani’s office, only to find out my appointment wasn’t until the following week (yea, stupid me). So Dr. Pahlavani and her staff, schedule now disrupted, found a way to fit me in for my cleaning. Kind and sympathetic staff.


Dr. Neda Pahlavani is a responsible and skilled dentist in Washington, DC. Dr. Pahlavani received her dental degree and also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and minor in biology from the University of Southern California. Dr. Pahlavani has a private practice, where she sees patients for dental consultations, dental cleanings, fillings, mouthguard, root canal, as well as other common and specialized reasons. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. She is trilingual in English, Farsi, and Arabic. Dr. Pahlavani is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts her consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.